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What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market August 2021

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What's the Value of My La Jolla Home?

La Jolla Home Sales for August 2021


La Jolla Cove in La Jolla CAThe La Jolla housing market is one of the more expensive in San Diego County. Take a virtual tour of La Jolla (see link below), or visit in person, and you’ll easily see why this is the case.


As a La Jolla buyer or seller, having up-to-date local market information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential in order to make informed decisions about selling and/or buying your La Jolla home.


La Jolla is a beautiful seaside community with abundant homes offering amazing views of the ocean from the hills or shoreline, along with a trendy, up-scale village offering the best in shopping, dining and services. La Jolla has been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with impressive ocean and coastline vistas, spectacular homes, beautiful architecture, and an appealing year-round climate, attracting visitors, and buyers, from around the world.



La Jolla Real Estate – A Jewel on the San Diego Coastline


There were 83 homes sold in the La Jolla real estate market August 2021, 12% more sales than last month. Here’s a summary of the real estate activity (these MLS summary data do not include private sales, and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was compiled but are not guaranteed).


Single Family Homes Sold

38 (19% more); 34 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price $3,226,924 (down 3%); Average sales price was 101% of original asking price.

Condos, Townhomes & Duplexes Sold
45 (up by 3); 17 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price $862,618 (down 8%); Average sales price was 101% of original asking price


The overall volume of sales in the La Jolla real estate market rose fairly substantially in August, due to a big increase in single family home sales, but also accompanied by a slight increase in condo, townhome and duplex sales. Sales prices ranged from $390,000 to $7,500,000.


Average marketing time was longer for single family homes (a little over 1 month), but slightly shorter for condos, townhomes and duplexes than last month. At the same time, however, almost half of the homes, 47%, went pending in 7 days or less. If you are planning to buy a La Jolla home you should be ready to make a decision quickly – for seeing homes that appeal to you and for making an offer.


The average sales price for single family homes was slightly lower than last month (despite the sale of 5 homes over $6M), and was modestly lower for condos, townhomes and duplexes.


La Jolla oceanview homes on the hills


While a little over 1/3 of La Jolla buyers were able to negotiate the original list price, about 2/3 (63%) chose to pay asking price or more for their new homes, a good indicator of the competition among La Jolla buyers.


The median sales price of the single family homes, $2,675,000, was 3% higher than last month, but was 9% lower, at $766,000, for condos, townhomes and duplexes.


There were 2 La Jolla homes with an Active Under Contract status at the end of August, compared to 1 last month (when they occur these homes are considered active, but may not actually be accepting more offers or be available to tour).


There were 119 La Jolla homes on the market at the end of August, ranging in price from $479,000 to $28,000,000, up by 4 from last month.


The current inventory in La Jolla is 2.1 months for single family homes (the same as the last 2 months), and only 23 days for attached (down from 25 day last month), based on the rate of sales for the last 3 months. The La Jolla real estate market is a very strong sellers’ market for single family homes, and even more competitive for buyers of condos, townhomes and duplexes.


There were 82 new listings in August compared to 99 last month, an average of almost 3 new listings hitting the market every day. 64 homes went pending (excluding those homes that closed escrow), 8 fewer than last month. But it was still a busy month for buyers and sellers!


If you would like more detailed information about the La Jolla real estate market, or about specific residential areas and local market conditions (the Village, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Farms, Bird Rock, Mt. Soledad, Windansea) please reach out to me at (760) 840-1360. I’m happy to also discuss your specific housing needs and the purchase of a La Jolla home in 2021, and also help you create an effective strategy to sell your current home if that’s your plan.





What’s my La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Real Estate Market for July 2021

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Who knows how long this will last but we can certainly learn and grow from it. :

Sep 16, 2021 10:35 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

La Jolla would be an amazing place to call home and anyone interested in doing so would be wise to give you a call.

Sep 17, 2021 05:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for stopping by Laura Cerrano  - enjoy your weekend!

Hi Brian England  La Jolla is a beautiful community, but an expensive. Fun to just visit, too!


Sep 17, 2021 09:08 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is such a relaxing scene you offer in the first photo.  The La Jolla market is robust and the values on the homes are broad for sure

Sep 17, 2021 10:11 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

La Jolla home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Jeff.

Sep 18, 2021 01:36 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed Silva  - The Hang Gliderport in La Jolla (Torrey Pines) is lots of fun to visit, even if only to watch the gliders and take in the views.

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 


Sep 18, 2021 01:54 PM
Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty -Esperanza Butler-DRE 01797405 - West Hills, CA
Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425

Great report Jeff. I am from Tijuana and used to go to La Joya on weekends. Now I am living in the San Fernando Valley.  When I win the lottery definitely I will give you a call to find me a nice house in La Joya. 

Sep 20, 2021 01:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's a beautiful place for sure, Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425  . Perhaps we'll exchange a referral some day!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sep 20, 2021 05:05 PM